Okay first off…Mr. Keith Urban was fantabuloso!!!! Amazing amazing concert. He is just such a great singer, performer, and guitarist. But I shall get to that…
My sister and I started the roadtrip on the right foot…Starbucks style (of course):
Apparently I didn’t get the memo that it was a “cute” not “funny face” picture. Then we hit the road to LA!! What do you all think of this dude we passed on the drive?
Remind me never to move to LA. It took us 30 minutes to go 1.5 miles off the freeway. We finally arrived at The Grove (a shopping center) where they have an (cue drumrolls please) American Girl Store!!!
Okay, girls, who else was completely obsessed with American Girl dolls? Now you understand my excitement at a whole store of them, right? Or am I just really a 7 year old kid? My absolute favorite was Samantha (who I dreamed of actually being), and I was so excited to see her whole “land” and display in the store. Now I don’t know if you all heard, but she was “retired” recently, so apparently they stopped producing her and all of her accessories. Which means that she was absolutely nowhere in the whole store. At all. Shouldn’t they have some sort of “Retirement” section, or something? Man, I was devastated! I don’t get to see her fancy dresses or early 1900’s historical display? 😦 At least I got to see Kirsten! (my second favorite doll):
And my sister go to see all her Molly dolls:
And what LA trip would be complete without froyo of course! I got to try out the new Pinkberry flavors – passionfruit, pomegranate, & coconut! Man soooooo good! With mango, kiwi, and blueberry toppings:
We then walked around the huge Farmer’s Market with tons of little food stands/shops, gift shops, candy & nuts shops, etc. This nut stand was having quite the deal – 75 cents for a small container of freshly ground peanut butter! Since it was one per person, I made my sister buy one also 😉
I think they’re about 10 oz each. What a steal!
Dinner was a BBQ chicken panini with the most BBQ sauce I’d ever had on a sandwich in my life! And I am in love with BBQ sauce. I usually have to ask for extra on the side.
Sorry for the blurry car shot as I ate it on the go.
Then off to Keith!! So here’s where I got super sad 😦 There we were, waiting excitedly for Sugarland (who was opening for Keith – and we love Sugarland), when Lady Antebellum come on stage. Wait, what?! Apparently the main singer of Sugarland lost her voice the night before when she performed with Kenny Chesney. Nooooo!!! Don’t get me wrong, I also love Lady Antebellum. Under any other circumstances I would be stoked to see them perform! But the ironic part is that they’re actualy performing next week at the local Mid-State Fair, and my sisters were already planning on driving down next weeked to go see them with me. Out of all country performers, it had to be the group we already have tickets for in a week! Ahhh the irony. Oh well, they were wonderful (as much as I would have loved to see Sugarland!).
Keith was great and we had a fantastic time.
I love all his songs, but I definitely rocked out to my favorite ones – You Look Good in My Shirt & I Wanna Love Somebody Like You.
Rather than pay for a hotel, we just decided to hit the road back to my house. It was a tiring late night drive, but we had coffee, veggie chips, and a delicious PB&J on Rudi’s spelt bread to keep us energized until we got back here at 3:30 am.
Needless to say, I was quite tired this mornin’, but for some reason I woke up at 9 and couldn’t fall back asleep. So I decided to take advantage and hopped up for a quick 25 minute walk (about 1.7 miles) while my sister was still sleeping. We then grabbed lunch at a deli I’ve been dying to try.
Turkey, avocado, lettuce, tomato, onions, peppercinis & cranberry relish (the star of the show – it added just the right amount of sweetness) on a wheat roll:
(sorry for the awful quality picture) A little more than half of it stuffed me at lunch, and I hate this second half for my afternoon “snack” at work. Plus a delicious (unpictured) peach.
Dinner was a repeat of my Black bean burger salad the other night because this thing was beyond awesome. It was massive – I used up an entire bag of spring mix salad blend!
But before I go, check out Angela’s post on appreciating our bodies and loving the journey. She’s challenging everyone to sit back and reflect on the good choices we make each day. So here are mine about today:
- I got up and went on a walk this morning rather than lay in bed. It was short, but refreshing!
- I listened to my body at lunch and stopped about 60% of the way through my sandwich because my stomach was hurting. I’d already taken a few bites of my second half, and it would have been so easy to finish it. But I wrapped it up and ate it later when I was actually hungry again
Well I’m off since I’m exhausted. Gym and physical therapy in the morning!
Here’s another Amazing Grass giveaway! I really want to try this stuff out!